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    How can I delete logos??

    I like my bike but it just has the brand all over it. its too much. Does any one know how can I remove the Bianchi logos on bike and fork? Its carbon frame and fork with a black matt finish. They don't look/feel like stickers.



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    You can sand the finish off and then have the raw carbon clear coated.
    use a torque wrench

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    what he said, or have the whole frame painted. Whichever, it will either cost a bunch or look terrible (or both). You're right that they're not stickers. They're decals that are put on, and then the clear coat applied over them. Best idea might be to try to get used to it, or stop looking at it so much.
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    Bianchi wants those to be permanent so like MMs posted above you'd have to sand them off and clear over the carbon OR rattle can over them. Have fun w/ that.
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    You can use a sharpie to carefully make all the white parts gloss black. It'd be a cool, very subdued look to have a matte black finish with black outlines of the logos. You'd only see them up close. Similar to the stock finish on my Santa Cruz.

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    This is the funniest thread in a while.

    Thanks!

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    Just put some Trump for Pres bumper stickers over the logos, which will be rad in sort of a hipster ironic way.

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    Duct tape to the rescue.... use #1,000,001!
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    Well duct tape and stickers are not acceptable. It doesn't look like its clear coated and my understanding is the clear coat doesn't come in matt.
    I like the idea of painted them black but not with a sharpie. Maybe there is another option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yogie464 View Post
    my understanding is the clear coat doesn't come in matt.
    Your understanding is wrong.
    use a torque wrench

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMsRepBike View Post
    Your understanding is wrong.
    Glad to see there is an expert. Ill look into it.

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    Lots of carbon bikes with matte clear coat, with or without the decals underneath the clear coat. Calfee and Giant come to mind. Most of the things you can do to remove the decals or diminish their presence won't be pretty.
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    If they're paint, you can sand them off using a block. A block helps ensure that only the high points are removed and minimizes sanding into the adjacent material. The entire frame will then need to be sanded and clear-coated (gloss or matte). It's doable, but it's a lot of work.
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    Rattle Can
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    Boil in acetone.

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    whatever you do will likely take a lot of effort and look like crap.

    leave it alone, you won't see the logos that much while you're riding...

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    Bianchi called... they want their frame back.

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    Just paint the whole thing celeste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
    Just paint the whole thing celeste.
    ^This. All Bianchi bikes should be celeste. I'm frankly surprised it's not one of The Rules.

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    Use lots of electrical tape.

    Seriously, though, just leave it, or sell/swap for another frame.

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    Just kinda change the letters to "biatch-in" with a white marker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    You can use a sharpie to carefully make all the white parts gloss black. It'd be a cool, very subdued look to have a matte black finish with black outlines of the logos. You'd only see them up close. Similar to the stock finish on my Santa Cruz.
    This is the best solution.

    You always have to assume that they may be LBDs (Load Bearing Decals) and removing them would cause the frame to disintegrate at the worst possible moment.

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    What ever you do... do not use a sharpie on the yellow portion of the tires to make them black. Just don't do it. A friend of mine tried that. It didn't work.... as in it didn't work while riding action.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yogie464 View Post
    Glad to see there is an expert. Ill look into it.
    Let me google that for you

    Now you can be an expert too.

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